What its like to live in Coeur d'Alene
Coeur d'Alene is the perfect mesh of small-town vibe and big-city atmosphere. There's lots to do to keep you entertained whatever the season. We've got the great outdoors and the second largest lake west of the Rockies! Within 20 minutes or less you can be in the national forest enjoying hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, canoeing, kayaking, bird-watching, skiing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling. Some folks do it right out their front door!
We've got clean air, little pollution and no humidity. The summers here are magnificent. If you're a winter sports enthusiast you can choose from three ski areas close enough to get in a run before or after work. We've got a downtown chock-full of unique restaurants, shops, and shop owners who know their customers by name.
Our stable economy, low crime rate, and relatively low cost of living in the U.S. attract many looking for a new place to call home, or relocate their business to a location that offers them and their employees an amazing lifestyle in the heart of paradise. Coeur d'Alene attracts visitors from around the world. Once here, many opt to make Coeur d’Alene their permanent home or invest in a vacation home.
If it's serenity you crave, you can live just outside of town on some rural acreage or waterfront, but still be close enough to have a short commute into town to work, shop or take in one of our many festivals or community events. Build your dream home, live in a country cabin or palatial estate on the lake with views, views, and more views. Choose from quaint turn-of-the century bungalows close to downtown, or pick a quality-built, newly constructed family home in one of our great subdivisions complete with parks, bike-paths, walking trails and friendly neighbors. We have golf course homes, penthouse condos with big-city amenities and quality RV Parks ready for "snowbirds".
Whether you are ready to retire, start a family, start a business, or just ready for a change of pace, Coeur d'Alene has a place for you to call home.
The Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce has many REALTOR® members that are ready to assist you. Find one of our realtor members in our business directory/relocation guide.
To search for properties, general information on buying or selling a home, visit the Coeur d’Alene Association of Realtors at cdarealtors.com.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Coeur d'Alene Population: 45,597 (2012)
- Coeur d'Alene Elevation: 2,152 feet
- County: Kootenai County (pronounced koot-nee)
- Idaho State Capitol: Boise (pronounced boy-see)
- Coeur d'Alene City founded: 1887
- Time Zone: Pacific
- Nearest Airport: Spokane International (GEG)
- Sales Tax: 6.0%
Drive Time -
By car, mileage and time from CDA
- Boise, Idaho 389 7h 0 min
- Calgary, Alberta 411 7h 30 min
- Canadian Border 110 2h 0 min
- Glacier National Park 230 4h 0 min
- Missoula, Montana 167 2h 40 min
- Moscow, Idaho 87 1h 30 min
- Nelson, B.C. 161 3h 20 min
- Portland, Oregon 377 6h 0 min
- Sandpoint, Idaho 46 1h 0 min
- Seattle, Washington 311 5h 0 min
- Spokane, Washington 32 35 min
- Salt Lake City, Utah 687 9h 40 min
- Sun Valley, Idaho 481 8h 30 min
- Walla Walla Wine Country 213 3h 0 min
- Yellowstone National Park 632 6h 30 min
|Annual Rainfall||25.2 inches|
|Annual Snowfall||46.2 inches|
|Days of Sun||142|